Legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple is getting hotter

The legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple is getting hotter as these two companies are both suing each other for patents infringement. The lawsuits may affect sales of iPhones in the United States.

According to Apple Insider, Apple filed a counterclaim to the San Diego District Court in California, accusing Qualcomm of using Snapdragon 800 and 820 processors on some Android smartphones, which infringes eight of Apple's patents.

Also, Qualcomm filed its own lawsuit claiming that iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X infringe 16 patents, including radio frequency transceivers, power efficiency in mobile CPUs, device power management and image enhancement using depth-based data.

Qualcomm also filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) against Apple for infringing 5 of its patents including "Low noise amplifiers for carrier aggregation" and "Radio frequency (RF) front end having multiple low noise amplifier modules". Qualcomm asked ITC to ban importation of devices linked with these patents in the United States and also requested for compensation and fees.
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